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brad pitt and angelina jolie sitting down together to talk about sharing the screen, their decisions. >> it's just another one of those things in life that makes you tighter. she was doing it for her kids and doing it for her family so she had -- so we could be together which was -- trumped everything and anything. and crowning achievement. >> inside corner. the royals 2015 world champions! >> kansas city pulls off another stunning comeback to win the world series, a title thee decades in the making giving fans a reason to say all hail the royals today, monday, november 2nd, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rock fler plaza.
good morning and welcome to "today" on a monday morning, a sad day in new york and joyous morning out in kansas city. >> for everybody who watched the world series, it was on late and what a comeback. inning. much more on the came coming up in a little while as we congratulate the royals, but on this monday morning. what caused the plane to break up over egypt's splinlsa killing all 222 people on board. a top official with the airline is out with headline-making claims this morning. nbc global correspondent bill neely is in cairo. bill, a can you tell us. >> reporter: good morning, matt. we know now that there was no distress call from the pilot and that the plane broke up mid-air. beyond a lot of theories and very few facts. the kremlin says terrorism cannot be ruled out and the was the cause. what does that mean?
the relatives for all the those on board. coming home on a plane in a into their home city, the bodies of 144 people who left russia for vacation in egypt. this is where they died, but why is still a mystery. the debris so scattered investigators say the plane broke up in mid-air. the tail found three miles from the cockpit amid the poignant reminders of the lives lost. they are searching for clues and ruling out nothing. >> one of the things that you can't rule out at this time is whether or not there was an explosive device of some sort on the aircraft. >> reporter: a group affiliated with isis said they downed the plane, but their claim has been dismissed by russian and egyptian officials. the airline says no technical fault could have caused the crash, only a mechanical impact on the plane could have caused the break-up. but the jet had an accident once before. its tail damaged landing in
cairo 14 years ago. it passed inspection six months ago in ireland. the airline says the incident didn't affect the plane's safety. in st. petersburg a second day of mourning. they know russian charter airlines have a poor safety record, but they know, too, their country is bombing syria and they have been the victims of terrorism before. so for now all eyes are on the black box flight recorders recovered from the scene. they are ilk examined in cairo. the voices and data on those most likely to unlock this mystery. and although terrorism isn't being ruled out, officials here in cairo and in russia say the most likely cause is a technical or mechanical failure that caused that catastrophic break-up. meanwhile here in cairo, the bodies of more of the victims are being returned to their families in russia today. matt, savannah? >> bill neely in cairo on this story, bill, thank you very much.
an upheaval within the republican party. side-stepping the rnc, the campaigns came together for a closed-door meeting and agreed on a list of future demand for a future debate. we'll talk about the impact of an already wild race in a movement first to nbc's peter alexander for the details. peter, good morning. >> reporter: that list of demands will be sent to the tv networks hosting the upcoming tv debates by the end of the day tomorrow. to be very clear, an unprecedented meeting with the campaigns grabbing back the reins pushing the republican national committee aside even as the rnc tried to end any revolt, announcing its own new point for debate negotiations. it may be one thing all 14 republican presidential campaigns can agree on. they are frustrated with the current debate system and going forward want more control. >> these debates are to highlight the differences in philosophy between the candidates. >> i know that harry truman couldn't get elected president
with explaining united states of america's health care plan in 30 seconds. >> reporter: after last week's widely criticized cnbc debate, the rnc suspended next debate. following a nearly three-hour closed door meeting late sunday without the rnc in attendance, disagreement. sources attending the meeting tell nbc news the bush campaign wanted the spanish language telemundo debate reinstated by a representative for donald trump threatened to boycott this. draft letter obtained by nbc news shows some of the campaign's demands. both opening and closing statements. equal time or equal questions to each candidate. another requirement, candidates may not be asked to raise their hands to answer a question. and while the debate may be heated, the room has to be kept cool, below 67 degrees. top republican lawyer ben ginsberg. >> i mean, what happened happened, and so you often have to make course corrections, and now it's time to make a course correction.
last weeks's uninspired debate performance, jeb bush is vowing to step up his game. >> look, i know i've got to get better doing debate, and i -- i may -- i'm a grinder. i mean, when i see that i'm not doing something well, then i reset and i get bet sneer but for now he's sticking to his guns, again attacking protege turned rival marco rubio for his poor senate attendance record. >> if you're elected to serve, you should show up and vote. >> reporter: rubio again refusing to take the bait. >> i have tremendous admiration, i said that at the debate. >> right. >> you're never going to hear me bad mouth him. >> reporter: there's real urgency here. the next debate is now just eight days away. the trump and carson campaigns, of course, may have the most leverage. together they combine for a majority of republican support as trump's rep told the room, according to sources inside, we don't want anyone on stage because all they do is take potshots and throw punches at mr. trump, and i don't need that. matt and savannah. >> peter alexander, thank you very much. let's bring in nicolle wallace, msnbc analyst and former white
house communications director for george w. bush. good morning. >> getting fun. >> i know. just fascinating the dynamics here, so the candidates versus republican party leaders, right. what's really going on. a vote of no confidence in the rnc. >> a wish to return to the way it used to be. the campaigns used to have a greater say and certainly in the general election and you guys know this. in the general election both campaigns, the republican and the democrat negotiate through their debate commission directly with the networks so this is -- this is a smart move by the campaigns to try to have more say but the notion that you can get a front-runner campaign like donald trump and an underdog campaign like bobby jindal to want and need the same things out of the debates is where they are going to go astray. >> yet, even as you say that i kind of expected to wake up this morning to some stunning demands. >> right. >> game-changing demands. >> right. >> thermostats. >> these are tweaks. >> yeah. >> but here's the thing. we're sort of talking around the edges of it. at the core is a massive generational distrust with the mainstream media and it bubbled
over in the debate last week and ted cruz on the stump in iowa this weekend talked about a litmus test that i've never heard before in my life. he said no one should moderate a gop debate who doesn't plan to vote in a gop primary. >> or hasn't. >> i don't know how they would ever enforce that and to me where republicans need to be careful is these debates are serving a lot of the candidates very well and in my life i've never seen more republicans on the airwaves of mainstream media outlets from town halls and late night and daytime and taking great advantage. >> isn't the bottom line, blaming the media is a longtime winning strategy? >> it is because you can always find an example where it's legitimate and where they have to be careful is not to overplay this hand because they are the party behind them. >> chris christie says, on the other hand, if you can't handle a couple of tough questions or even what seemed like biased questions, how are you going to take on a general election against someone like hilg hill?
hillary clinton clint's folks are saying we don't get any favors from the media so the frustration goes both ways but republicans are hoping to bring it back to more even footing. >> by the way, speaking of politics lester holt will have an excluszive interview with the president on "nbc nightly news" and more of that interview tomorrow on "today." more information on that u.s. cargo ship that sank east of the bahamas during hurricane joke i don't know. the ntsb says the ship appears to have landed upright on the ocean floor. images captured by sonar appear to show the "el faro" in about 15,000 feet of water. remote-controlled subs will now dive almost three miles down to confirm those findings. 33 crew members died after that disabled ship vanished on october 1st. and now to that dramatic finish of the world series overnight. kansas city royals captured the team's first title in 30 years, and willie is here with all the highlights. wow. >> good morning, guys. they did it again. new york mets starting pitcher
matt harvey shut down the royals for eight innings, and as he walked to the mound to finish the game in the ninth, it looked as though the series would head back to kansas city for game six, but then as they have done time and again in these playoffs, the royals rallied. another night, another comeback. >> unbelievable base running by eric hosmer has tied it! >> kansas city tying the game with two runs in the top of the ninth inning. >> the royals have fought back the entire postseason. >> then three innings later the royals rallying once again. >> colon delivers into left! >> to take the world series title. >> inside corner. the royals 2015 world champions. >> for fans in kansas city it was a world series win 30 years in the making. >> i kept saying to everybody around me, don't count them out. don't count them out. it's exciting. more exciting this time.
>> because all the young fans all these years. fans were stunned. >> i'm a little disappointed. >> it's tough to be a mets fan today. >> kansas city came back in all four of its world series wins, including after game one on tuesday, briefly went dark twice because of technical difficulties. >> we have lost -- we have lost our picture. hi. difficulties. >> the royals went on to tie that game in the bottom of the ninth inning, eventually winning in the 14th. >> the royals win game one! >> last night they went 12 innings, setting up mets fans for another heartbreaker. >> there's always next year. >> world champions. >> while in kansas city the royals are the kings of baseball. we are the champions >> that party is probably still going on. there's a parade now scheduled for tomorrow in kansas city for the world series champions.
new york city talk radio, sports is always exciting. this morning it's going to be a little more so because. decision that mets manager terry collins made to send harvey out for the night. harvey asked for the ball and collins gave it to him and that will be talked a lot. >> between that and the giant football game. >> they will be going on. >> a lot to talk about. >> oh, my gosh. >> willie, thank you. in other news this morning, an e. coli outbreak has closed dozens of chipotle restaurants on the west coast. so far at least 22 people have become sick, but health officials are expecting that thumb to grow while officials are investigating. >> 44 stores have been closed as a result. officials believe the source is likely a fresh food product that was shipped to the stores. >> all right. let us get a check of the weather. we've got a warm week in store here in the east. mr. roker. >> we do. first we've go the to get through really wet weather, and, boy, has it been raining all weekend long in texas. take a look at video. crazy stuff. flooding, all kinds of problems.
okay. let's just go to the maps and now we do have the video. you can see amazing rescues that took place all weekend long, upwards of 20 inches of rain falling in that area. the good news is it's done. the bad news is it's moving on to the southeast. atlanta, probably going to be airport delays in there, and, in fact, we'll be looking at flash flood watches and warnings stretching from florida all the way into north carolina as the morning wears on. this pushes through during the afternoon on into the evening hours and on into tuesday morning. locally heavy downpours. atlanta, charlotte, montgomery, alabama, all being affected. rainfall amounts between today and tomorrow, we're talking about upwards of 3 to 4 inches locally between georgia and on into north carolina. the heaviest rain will be between 8:00 and 3:00 this afternoon. that's what's going on. we're going to get to your local fore attention kmart shoppers- bluelight specials are back! every single store... every single day. we're realigning the famous blue beacon of savings.
but where's the fun in that? freebie saturdays are here. grab the kids and get here early for the freebie fun. because when they're gone... they're gone. attention kmart shoppers... welcome back! >> reporter: good morning. for the day a mix of clouds and sunshine. more clouds this morning. more sun throughout the afternoon. a nice, mild day. temps this afternoon more like october than november. 60 to 65. mostly sunny skies tomorrow. a warm day tomorrow. middle and upper 60s. in fact, just about the entire week features warm temps. the jetstream looks like this. any time it look like that you can bank on warm air. there you go. 60s for the buyer week. only real storm threat this week clouds and some sprinkles >> that's your latest weather. matt? >> all right. a thank you very much. want to talk about a loss being felt across washington and also
in hollywood this morning. natalie has more on that. >> hi, good morning, guys. former senator and republican presidential candidate and actor fred thompson died on sunday at age of 73 following a ten-year battle with lymphoma. born in alabama, thompson first made headlines as an investigator during watergate. >> the but on january 21st -- >> dominating senate hearings as minority council. >> are you aware of any devices that were installed in the executive office building office of the president? >> yes, sir. >> from there he worked as an attorney and lobbyist. it was when he was asked to play himself in a movie based on a high-profile whistle-blowing case that a new passion emerged, acting. standing at over 6'5", thompson began a go-to for authorities for "the hunt for red october." >> keenior captains don't coming to this decision without having thought it through. >> in 1972 he was elected to u.s. senate taking al gore's seat when he became vice president.
the senate returning once again to acting, starring as district attorney arthur branch on nbc's "law & order." >> we can't let a criminal extort his own freedom. >> after five years on the iconic show, thompson jumped back into politics in 2007. >> i'm running for president of the united states. >> all right. there you have it. >> his presidential bid was unsuccessful, but his influence, fwhoet hollywood and in washington, still looms large. with news of his passing, politicians an actors feeted their condolences overnight. in a statement thompson's family said, quote, he enjoyed a hardy laugh, a strong handshake, a good cigar and a healthy dose of humility. fred was the same man on the floor of the senate, the movie studio or the town square of lawrenceburg, his home. thompson appeared in over 50 movies and television shows over the years, and is the only sitting senator to ever take a full-time acting job. he began shooting "law & order" towards the end of 2002 and he left the senate in january of
screen. >> you think about that, started as a lawyer, becomes an actor, leave acting go into politics and leave politics and go back into acting and leave acting to run for president. >> incredibly successful in all of them. >> exactly. >> legend. he'll be missed. >> natalie, thank you very much. coming up, an uber driver attacked by a passenger. the violent confrontation all caught on camera. plus, a power struggle inside the catholic church. the series of leaked documents that has the vatican on edge this morning. but, first, on a monday morning, this is "today" on nbc. wow, that is good delicious introducing milkwise original with 46% fewer calories, 33% less sugar, and 50% more calcium than 2% milk it's great taste and better nutrition
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>> anchor: good morning, everybody. it's 7:26 on your back-to-work monday. here's jeremy reiner. >> reporter: boston 36, fitchburg 37. clouds will thin out through the morning. partly sunny skies. nice mild day. temperatures between 60 and 65. >> anchor: an everett high school football player is in critical condition this morning. marvens fedna was stabbed hours after leading his team the a playoff win. the 16 year old was walking home early sunday when he heard someone screaming and then ran to help. his coach says that fedna ended up getting stabbed. police are searching for two people behind a possible hate crime at a burlington mosque, and the vandals were caught on this surveillance you're looking at. they spray painted "usa" all other the walls and threw eggs at the building. this is not first time that mosque has been vandalized in recent years. we're back in another 25 minutes. hope you have a great monday, everybody.
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7:30 now. it's monday morning, the 2nd of november, 2015, and a nice start to the workweek here in new york as we gaze at the view from the top of the rock. >> really beautiful. >> very nice. >> statue of liberty in the worldcom ground. headlines right now. the republican presidential candidates are trying to seize debates. representatives met in private last night without representatives from the rnc to map out demands. among the changes they want to see, an equal number of questions to each candidate and mandatory opening and closing statements. >> an e. coli scare has led
at least 22 cases have been linked to restaurants in washington state and oregon, and the number could grow. chipotle says it is working with health departments to determine the cause of this outbreak. and the kansas city royals are world series champions this morning defeating the new york mets 7-2 in game five last night. it's the royals first title since 1985. congratulations to them. let's start this half hour with the disturbing incident that was caught on camera. this happened in newport beach, california. an uber driver forced to fight back after being attacked by his own passenger. here's nbc's gadi schwartz. [ bleep ]. >> reporter: with a dashcam video rolling this uber driver takes a violent back seat pummeling. >> grabbed my head and trying to smash it against the window. >> reporter: from the get go driver edward caban had a bad feeling about this trip. >> very aggressive and is swearing at me, just fading in and out of consciousness. >> reporter: he says his rider refused to put on his seat belt
directions and kept passing out. >> at that point i decided enough is enough. >> reporter: here's what happened when caban tried to tell his passenger that the ride was over. >> get out my car or i will call the police. >> you [ bleep ]. >> reporter: suddenly he was getting punched from behind again and again. you can see the passenger trying to slam his head into the glass. finally caban is able to click off the safety of his mayes. >> turn around and i emptied as much of that spray as i could into his face until he got out of the car. >> within minutes police are there arresting the rider benjamin golden who was vomiting from the pepper spray. >> i didn't want him to get away. i've lost so much people on people like him. people like that take the food right out of my mouth. >> reporter: uber says they have banned the rider from ever using the service again but caban says his days of driving for uber are over. for "today," gadi schwartz, nbc
changing topics now, the vatican is bracing for fallout of two new books, run exposing alleged corruption and church. keir simmons is here with more. >> reporter: is there a power struggle around the pope, a leak from inside the vatican from someone it seems with an agenda because only people who would have access to the documents are inside the vatican. sabotage at the vatican declared an italian news magazine as the pope braces for the publication of not one but two damaging books. "merchants in the temple" is based on a leaked vatican document. if the vatican were a company they would be in chapter 11 and heads would be rolling from all the mistrust and financial abuses. pope francis has strongly spoken out against corruption, but before he became pope a book
published by the same author documented corruption and intrigue. a scandal that became known as vatileaks and now tensions over the direction of the catholic church are surfacing again, with many asking why these leaks are appearing now. >> but the fact is that the pope has suffered from what one could call a series of unfortunate events. >> reporter: pope francis has introduced controversial changes opposed by some of the more conservative church officials making marriage annulment less bureaucratic and encouraging forgiveness for the sin of abortion and declaring if someone is gay and he searches for the lord, who am i to judge? but this week's second book "avarizia" is set to expose bitter internal battles over the future of the church. that book which will only be published in italian may reveal the details of pope benedict's resignation there.
will be some worried people in the vatican until the book is published which is later this week, guys. >> brushing up on your italian, keir? >> exactly. thank you very much. let us get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> well, guys, big changes temperature-wise over a large part of the country. this is with the jet stream last week, warm out west and cooler here in the east and the great lakes, but watch this. during this week we watch the jet stream kind of flatten out, especially here in the eastern two-thirds of the country. cooler than average out west and las vegas out in tucson, but much above normal temperatures from chicago on into parts of kansas city, new york. it's going to be 70 degrees by wednesday and 73 in macon and 73 in nashville. chicago, you'll see a high of 72, dallas 77. we've got some pretty good snows, mountain snows and cascades in the rockies out west and windy and wet weather there, but here in the east we're looking at gorgeous weather, the exception, of course, being the southeastern atlantic states with heavy rain there.
>> reporter: good morning. for the day a mix of clouds and sunshine. more clouds this morning. more sun throughout the afternoon. a nice, mild day. temps this afternoon more like october than november. 60 to 65. mostly sunny skies tomorrow. a warm day tomorrow. middle and upper 60s. in fact, just about the entire week features warm temps. the jetstream looks like this. any time it look like that you can bank on warm air. there you go. 60s for the buyer week. only real storm threat this week clouds and some sprinkles >> get your weather any time you need it. go to weather channel on cable at wet are.com. >> al, don't bury the lead. that is big week for you. >> rokerthon-2-almost here. >> attempting to set at guinness world weather by doing wet in all 50 states and kicking it on friday in hawaii. >> there you go.
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life is like inside the church of scientology. they are coming from former member leah remini. well, nbc's kristen dahlgren is in los angeles. what she's saying and how the church is responding. kristen, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, guys. yeah, leah remini is one. highest profile church members to leave, so there's a lot of interest in what she says about the secretive church, including her claims of punishment after she criticized tom cruise. in an interview on abc's "20/20" actress leah remini recounts how she once expressed concern over tom cruise's behavior. katie. i said hey, get friggin' room and i was written up for that. being critical of tom cruise is itself. you are a person who is anti the aims and goals of scientology. you are evil. >> reporter: "the king of queens" star had been a scientologist since she was 9 years old when her mother first
in her new book "trouble-maker" remini describes the trouble she often suffered after the wedding of tom kues and katie holmes when holmes complained to church authorities about her behavior. >> if you can assume if you say something critical to the church you will be written up, husband, wife, mother, daughter. it's what the group does to regulate itself. >> reporter: katie holmes released a statement in response to remini's claim. i upset having upset leah in the past and wish her only the best in the future. remini says the cruise wedding weekend was also marred by church attempts to recruit her friends celebrity couple jennifer lopez and marc anthony. >> maybe i was barring that road for them. i was sent to florida for re-programming for three or four months >> reporter: interview is the latest public controversy for the church of scientology on the heels of the documentary "going clear" released earlier this year featuring other former members speaking out about the religion and the church is now
fighting back against remini. in a statement to nbc news staying in part her repeated ethical lapses and callous treatment of other led to an ecclesiastical review which resulted in her being expelled. she new regurgitates the tired myths that the church has repeatedly debunked. the church also denies remini's claims about jennifer lopez claiming it was remini who was actually disrespectful to lopez. they also emphasized, guys, their global humanitarian initiatives and social betterment programs. >> all right, kristen. thank you very much. >> coming up, pop superstar ariana grande, we'll take you behind the scenes as she unveils her brand new single. >> up next, one of the wildest finishes to a college football game you'll ever see, and why this has landed the refs in some
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we're back now at 7:48 with the end of a football game you really have to see, really strange, dylan. >> the amount of laterals in this play alone were just incredible, but miami/duke came came to a wild end with miami's incredible game-winning kickoff return, but now it seems that it all may have been too good to be true. take a look at this final play. >> laterals. they practiced that on wednesday. >> going to expire on the game so this either goes or it doesn't doesn't. >> ball still alive. >> lateral. get behind. it still alive. >> duke doing a nice job staying all over. >> he's got blockers. >> they got blockers.
>> and then he goes all the way. the officials took a full nine minutes to review and finally determine the touchdown stands. miami wins the game, but social media wasn't having it. take a look at some of the video and images that started circulating pointing out several errors on the play, this moment in particular where miami's running back appears to be down. the acc eventually agreed saying the last play was not handled appropriately. both officials on the field and in the replay booth have been suspended for two games. >> whoa. >> get this, the game results still stand. even though there are no plans to overturn the game, we have stirred up some conversation on twitter asking if it should be. head to today's twitter page to weigh in. what do you guys think? >> i started watching the play and i went to lunch and i came back and they were just getting over -- i know you can't overturn a result, but there were clearly some real bad mistakes made there. >> looked like a rugby match. >> looked like my third grade dodge ball match, so bizarre. >> every kid has dreamed of a
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with performance rock legend rod stewart, today, monday, november 2nd. >> we're here in new york city for the new york city marathon! >> i ran the new york city marathon. i'm tired and i want to be on the "today" show. >> celebrating my 18th in the big apple. >> we love matt lauer. >> i want to be the next savannah guthrie the. >> after 0 years we've taken the crown. let's go, royals! >> it's 6:00 now on a monday morning. it is the 2nd day of november, 2015, and take a look at a huge crowd in the plaza but also stop and take note of all of those marathon medals around people's necks.
our congratulations to all the people who ran in and completed the new york marathon on sunday. nicely done. >> very well done. >> they are still standing. >> turn around and nobody is here. >> okay. >> a lot of medals, awesome. coming up, halloween is over moving on to thanksgiving. chef curtis stone is here to tell us how to make the ultimate juicy turkey. >> looks good. >> that look, really good. first, let us head inside. natalie has a check of this morning's top stories. natalie, take away. good morning. the russian officials say the black boxes from saturday's russian jetliner that crashed in egypt are in good condition. remains of most of the 224 people who perished have been sent home to russia, and an official with russia's metro jet airline insisted today that technical problems could not have caused the jet to break apart in mid-air. instead, he blamed an external impact on the plane. meantime, the kremlin says it is
too early to rule out terrorism. republican presidential campaign aides held a three-hour meeting on sunday night to discuss changes they want in the format for future televised debates. a draft of their demands includes both opening and closing statements and equal time or equal questions for each candidate. the bush campaign also pushed for reinstatement of the cancelled spanish-language telemundo debate but trump campaign threatened to boycott. a 28-year-old woman is recovering this morning after she was bitten on the leg by a shark sunday while weight wading into the shallow waters off of coco beach florida. other beach-goers called 911 and dragged the woman out of the water. it was 259th known shark attack in florida this year alone. the widespread use of mobile devices by children may be erasing the digital divide between low income and middle class families. in a survey of low-income minority parents, 97% said their children use mobile devices.
year old, and by age 4, 75% of the children had their own smartphone or tablet and could multitask and about one-third of the parents say they have used a mobile device to put their children to sleep. well, here in new york, more than 50,000 athletes hit the road on sunday for the 45th annual new york city marathon. temperatures were in the 50s and condition. on the men's side stanley biwat of ken crossed in 2:10 and mary tatana of kenya won her consecutive new york city marathon in a time of 2:24. congratulations to them and to all the finishers. dramatic video this morning of a sky diving adventure gone terribly wrong. take a look this. happened in peru. can you see the sky diver dangling from right underneath the plane at about 10,000 feet in the air. apparently his jumpsuit got stuck on the plane's steps and
while they figured out what to do. event lit sky diver was able to cut himself loose with a knife and he landed safely, suffering only a cut to his hand. >> wow. >> that had to be the scariest ten minutes ever while he was hanging up there and stuck. >> can't even imagine. >> reason number 4 million. >> not that you needed another reason. >> why get out. >> natalie, thank you very much. up next, the scientific explanation for why cats always seem like they are out to get you. and in a rare an candid interview brad pitt and angelina jolie open up about their health choices, the impact of the
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. all right. 8:07. we're back with what's trending today. >> time for trending and a big story this morning. i love cats. do you like cats? >> i have a cat. >> did you know that your cat is trying to kill you? >> i knew it! >> i figured that. >> so that is the new research. listen to this, guys. headlines everywhere. your cat may really want you dead and research says your cat may be thinking of killing you. what is it all about? >> this is research from scott land and the bronx zoo. they compared the personalities of domestic house cats are four different wild cats and found similarities like aggression and neurotic behavior and from that some researchers have concluded that if your house cat species were big enough it would want to call you. >> mimi loves me, i think. >> cats
>> not trying to kill me. >> at least she doesn't want me dead. >> that's cool, what would you do if someone you worked with closely turned on you selling details of your private life for everyone to see? that comes up because of a situation involving tiger woods. the man who served as his caddy for 13 years has now written a book. steve williams split from the tiger camp in 2011 in the fallout from some of the scandals that were surrounding him. in the book, he says tiger has a temper. he treated him like a slave. he says he used to throw the clubs and felt bad having to -- anyway, he goes into a lot of things, but the question remains if you're a team and a caddy and a professional golfer are a team for all those years. >> sure. >> should you ever go out and write a book and reveal things like this? >> i don't know. it's something that kind of stinks about it and why now?
i don't quite get that either. >> his whole career was sort of based on this team with tiger so -- >> like he's profiting ton now. >> i think it's in bad taste and by the way for all his ups and downs and flaws and whatever, tiger made this guy a lot of money. >> absolutely. >> and some could say the other way around, too. i don't know. i think this is a thumb's down. >> just not way you go. >> let's do medical news. do all of us -- i'm like let me twitch topics, let's talk about the doctor. do you go to the doctor every year for a physical? >> yeah. >> no. i don't either. >> i'm terrible about it. >> always told you're supposed to go every year whether you do or not and now a growing number of doctors say not so fast. they argue for some people the annual exam may be outdated and actually drain an already strapped medical system. now, this has divided the medical community. one doctor said a yearly checkup is a great way to reaffirm the patient-physician relationship so who should get yearly checkup, anybody overweight,
parents with hypertension. >> i don't even have a primary care doctor. >> i don't schedule an appointment and tend to go when things are not right and do the checkup at this point. >> we tend to go to lunch. have a nice lunch. >> you guys go together. >> by the way, would you look at this. >> all right. now to the best celebrity halloween costumes, and your backstage pass with ariana grande. >> yeah. we are -- >> i was going to introduce you. >> i got excited. >> she's got a lot to get you. to. still talking about halloween this morning. you guys, of course, had people talking all weekend with your take on "peanuts." >> the what kind of feedback were you getting? >> creepy. >> always creepy. >> and on saturday the weekend gang, we channel the the stars of "the voice." i was adam levine, if you can
recognize me on the left. >> gwen was played by our own carson daly and erika was blake shelton. there's pharrell played by sheinelle. she got into the dance spirit and willie played a spot-on carson daly. we weren't the only ones -- >> that's good. >> he does look like him. >> and we weren't the only ones dressing this up year. just when you thought we were all done with "frozen" taylor closed out her last show dressed at ola and idina menzel as elsa and beyonce and jay-z and their doubty blue ivy went from the characters of the 1982 comedy "coming to america." >> good one. >> katy perry decided to drop the mike by literally dressing up as an oversized microphone and can you guess who this is is dressed up aspirins? >> no. >> i thought it was eddie murphy for a second, but that is lebron james.
ever. >> didn't stop with the costume and sang some of prince's biggest hits "purple rain" and "when doves cry." >> you'll love this, al. heidi klum. >> doesn't even look like her. that way. >> wow. >> the whole transformation. >> thas crazy. >> incredible. >> spot on. >> she always goes over the top for her halloween costumes. that awesome. halloween. ariana grande, her favorite halloween and got into the halloween spirit while giving nbc's morgan radford a backstage look at her latest concert. >> there's no question ariana grande has got our focus. snows focus in mind >> reporter: performing for a packed house at the iheart radio theater in los angeles, the 22-year-old singer proved there's nothing spooky about her new single. so you just performed this for >> yes. >> reporter: and within minutes
it was already trending worldwide. how did that feel? >> the it feels crazy. when i got off stage it was like there were a million people watching on snapchat, that's a new record and there's a trending thing and i'm like i hope it was great. i'm like i hope it was good then, yeah. it's surreal, crazy. so many eyeballs. >> reporter: with a combined 80 million followers on instagram and twitter, the focused singer is telling folks exactly what's on her mind one post at a time. you wrote a pretty incredible essay on the double standards facing women and the focus on their personal lives. how do you think that double standard plays out? >> well, i think it plays out in the fact -- well, in many different ways. i mean, women are a million times more compared to one another. they are more questioned about who they are dating and it's almost as if the most important significance or relevance who they are attached to. i think there are more important things to focus on. >> reporter: ariana is focusing on a lot these days. >> it was an amazing year.
i worked really, really hard and i got to be part of some really special things, and i'm very grateful to be working and living my childhood dream i guess, you know. >> reporter: and speaking of dreams, you surprised us all with an incredible duet with coldplay at a global citizens festival. >> oh, thank. >> reporter: that was pretty spectacular. >> that was surreal for me. >> reporter: any other surprise collabos we should come to expect. >> wouldn't be surprises. >> reporter: got to the share them. >> it's brewing, like brewing, bubbling. it will spill over really soon though. >> and that's your "pop start." >> thank you. >> mr. roker. >> all right. let's take a look and show you what we've got going on for today. we are looking at wet weather out west from seattle all the way to san francisco and mountain snows as well and some rain from atlanta on into raleigh as we make our way through the afternoon hours into the southeast and mid-atlantic states. it's also going to be warmer than usual throughout a good
swath of the country. 90s in southern california in the southwest and 80s the through texas and 80s on into the southeast and 90s in central florida. we are looking for more heavy rain through the southeast, mid-atlantic states, and that's as far north as it gets. great lakes. again, mountain snows as you get through the cascades and on into the northern rockies. wet weather and windy conditions through southern california. that's what's going on >> reporter: good morning. for the day a mix of clouds and sunshine. more clouds this morning. more sun throughout the afternoon. a nice, mild day. temps this afternoon more like october than november. 60 to 65. mostly sunny skies tomorrow. a warm day tomorrow. middle and upper 60s. in fact, just about the entire week features warm temps. the jetstream looks like this. any time it look like that you can bank on warm air. there you go. 60s for the buyer week. only real storm threat this week clouds and some sprinkles >> and that's your latest weather. matt?
>> all right, al. thank you so much. it's been a little more than a year now since sue of the biggest superstars in hollywood brad pitt and angelina jolie got married. >> nbc's tom brokaw recently caught up with them. tom, good morning, good to see you. >> good morning, good to be back. we got together with the newlyweds of the iconic sun setter to hotel in los angeles not too far from their home. i talked to them about their new marriage, how they have rewritten the celebrity guide book on managing fame and life's obstacles especially for angelina have brought them closer together. despite their worldwide superstardom, they sometimes couple. mr. and mrs. jones or smith. so now you're a married couple. you know, seas certified, and angie told me shortly after you got married she thought maybe she should be a more conventional wife and mother and thought about cooking. >> he looks at me because like
hone, i think i should learn how to cook, don't i? >> yeah. >> and -- >> yeah. i just humor it but she has no business in the kitchen. >> their domestic life aside, turns out the way this celebrity couple celebrated their nuptials was by going back to work together on the screen for the first time in ten years, a film produced by our sister company, universal pictures "by the sea." >> what's cooking, good looking. >> reporter: in which angelina not only stars, she's the writer, director and producer. this is a much different film mrs. smith." >> the a little bit. >> we were joking at one point, this is like the beginning and this is like ten years later. this is what ten years of marriage will do to you. >> the do it. >> stop! stop! >> reporter: i don't want to give away too much about the film "by the sea" by i think a lot of fans and other movie-goers will be a little
surprised by some things. here you have one of the most secure marriages in hollywood and this is about the two of you in a deeply troubled marriage. was this a big risk on your part? >> well, i think, one, i'm counting on the audience to know that if it was close to us at all we could never make this film. it's because we're actually very, very stable and these aren't our issues. >> blowing you a kiss. >> i'm blowing you one back. >> reporter: "by the sea" which seems more like a european art film than a traditional hollywood blockbuster is a deeply personal project. it was inspired by her own bereavement and grief after dealing with her mother's eight-year battle with cancer. >> i can't say what the whole familiar is about, but a lot of the film is when i went to visit my mom in the hospital when she found out she had -- she had cancer the first time. had to have her ovaries removed and very upset and feeling like this was taking out her parts that were female and there was a
wailing, and i later found out it was a young woman who had not had children yet and that put everything into perspective. >> reporter: angelina's mother, the actress, was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1989 at 49 and died in 2007, this following the deaths of angelina's grandmother and maternal aunt also because of cancer. a few years ago a blood test revealed that angelina carried a mutation of the brca-1 gene giving her an 87% risk of breast cancer, a 50% risk of ovarian cancer, so in 2013 she had both breasts removed and underwent reconstructive surgery emerging as a beacon of hope for women when she told the world. >> well, i feel wonderful, and i'm very, very grateful for all the support. meant a lot to me. >> reporter: have you been stunned by the reaction to this,
and are there parts of it that are worrisome to you? >> you never know what a reaction is. you have to just make the choices you make in life had. i made the choices i made because i believe they were right for me. >> reporter: then in march of this year while she was editing "by the sea" her doctor called with news that another blood test showed she could have signs of early ovarian cancer. she called brad right away. >> i was out in france and angie called me, and i got straight on a plane to return. seeing my wife have to be her strongest and knowing that it's the scarest estiest of news is terribly moving and not being there is a horrible feeling. >> reporter: together they faced the crisis and though tended up she did not have a full-blown tumor, she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. throughout the ordeal, her mother was never far from her thoughts. >> we had some of the same nurses, some of the same doctors
so the doctor that did my ovary surgery was my mother's doctor. my mother had said to her promise me you will take angie's ovaries out and so we kind of got together -- both had a big cry and she said i promised your mother and i've got to do this. >> reporter: less than two weeks after her procedure she wrote an op-ed piece for the "new york times" to make other women aware of what they might expect if they face the same issues. in and leona's case, despite hormonal replacement therapy, her ovarian surgery brought on an early onset of menopause. >> every woman is different when they go through menopause and every woman -- i didn't know how emotionally it would be, i knew the breasts would be physically changing and the ovaries is more your emotions change and your hormones changing but it's different. you feel different. >> reporter: for brad angelina's surgeries and medical challenges these past few years have been
inspirational. but she had to make big decisions did double mastectomy and then about having her ovaries removed. how did you see your role in all of that? >> support, whatever's got to be done to keep the family together and keep the family together as long as possible is going to be done. no question it's a scary decision and there's many things that can go wrong and many different directions, but it was really led by her dedication this is what i've got to the do and this is what i'm going to do. >> reporter: did you have an appreciation of the emotional part of it? >> i just remember there was no vanity to my wife's approach. it was mature. it was an excitement to where this is our life and we're going to make about it. there was a strength in, that just another one of those things in life that makes you tighter. she was doing it for her kids and doing it for her family so she had -- so we could be together which was -- which trumped everything. trumped everything and anything. >> i think for as much as he
speaks about my strength, i knew that he made it very, very clear to me that what he loved and what was a woman to him was somebody who was smart and capable and cared about her family, that it wasn't about -- not about your physical body so i knew through the surgeries that he was on my side and that this wasn't something where i was going to feel less of a woman because my husband wasn't going to let that happen. >> reporter: and in the long run angelina now thinks that her experiences might help others. >> many of us will have cancer. people all die and so to -- to face these issues together and speak about them and talk about what it is to be human i think can be a beautiful thing. >> as you know, hollywood is not my natural arena, but the fact is i'm very taken with these two because of their honesty. they didn't try to in some way to engage me in a way that would improve on their careers. i think her message is very important to women all over the world quite honestly, and they
were going from here, by the way, pack to his hometown of springfield, missouri where he has a compound on a lake, spend the week with his aunts and uncles and other people and retreat to their very private lives except when they have something important to say, so hats off to the two of them. >> hollywood might not be your thing but people your strong suit and it was a great interview. >> i do admire their honesty, and what she does is going to be critically important downstream to young women coming of age and not being afraid to make the decisions that are very hard. >> and showing how to make them with such grace as well. tom, thank you very much. we should mention, by the way, their move "by the sea" from our sister company universal will be in theaters on november 13th. coming up we'll change gears and get ready for the upcoming holiday season. curtis stone will help us talk turkey. his recipe for the ultimate bird. dylan. and antonio -- can you say your name. >> so much better when you say it.
>> this is 7 news now. > anchor: good morning, everyone. 8:27 on a bridgette and sunny day, jeremy. what can we expect? >> reporter: jadiann, a mix of clouds and sunshine through the day. 40s and 50s now. boston at 54. the normal high for the city today is 56. a nice, mild day. temps between 60 and 65. the week is going to be mild with temperatures upper 60s tomorrow, and then low 60s again on wednesday. >> anchor: and everett high school football player is in critical condition after being attacked while trying to help someone else in trouble. marvens fedna was stabbed just hours after leading his team to a playoff win on saturday. the 16 year old was walking home when he heard someone screaming. he ran to help.
his coach says fedna ended up getting stabbed. police are searching for the two people behind a possible hate crime at a burlington mosque. the vandals, who were caught on surveillance video, spray painted "usa" all over the walls. they also threw eggs at that building. and mayor marty walsh has given promotors of indycar two weeks to finalize their plans for a race in boston. the race is scheduled to be held next year on labor day weekend in the seaport district. "today in new england" returns at 9:00 a.m.
voice you may hear in the background, that is rod stewart. his voice first discovered at a train station, actually playing harmonica about five decades ago. he's now out with his 29th album. >> wow. >> and he's going to perform for us in a little while. >> all right. and we just celebrate the halloween, of course. >> yes. >> and now we're already turning our attention to thanksgiving. all month long "today" food has your holiday needs covered and we'll get things started with curtis stone who is making the best turkey ever. got to get the bird right, right. >> centerpiece. >> and what's going on in the weather? give us a little preview. >> what's going on as far as week ahead is concerned. we're going to start off with some decent weather in the northeast but a lot of heavy rain in the early part of the week in the southeast. mountain rain and snow in the pacific northwest. that moves into the rockies in the mid-week period and going to look at more wet weather in the southeast. mid-atlantic states and northeast looking good so are the central plains and in the
latter part of the week more wet weather making its way to the gulf where they do not need it. rain in the snow in the pacific northwest and showers making their way through the great lakes and on into the northeast. that's what's going on around the country and >> reporter: good morning. for the day a mix of clouds and sunshine. more clouds this morning. afternoon. a nice, mild day. temps this afternoon more like october than november. 60 to 65. mostly sunny skies tomorrow. a warm day tomorrow. middle and upper 60s. in fact, just about the entire week features warm temps. the jetstream looks like this. any time it look like that you can bank on warm air. there you go. 60s for the buyer week. only real storm threat this week clouds and some sprinkles weather. don't forget any time you need that weather go to the weather guys? >> all right, al. thank you very much. coming up, antonio banderas on
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and a wife, and you have a wife and a baby on the way. >> antonio banderas, good >> good morning. >> what a story. on the one hand we all followed this and we know how it ends, but the movie really delves into what is happening and the human story there. did it feel like that to you? >> absolutely. we have movies where we know about the outcome and the story really tells the nuances, the subtleness of the relationships of what happened there. it's very important, and the story is just giving us simple but essential stories of our life itself. >> you play a character named mario who became known as super mario because he seemed to be such a leader of the miners and i know you got to the spend some time with that. >> how was that?
>> it was great. gave me a lot of data about the situation and the event itself, you know, and they found basically a survivor, a man that seems at the very early stages in his life, to struggle really, really hard to survive and life gave him after all an opportunity to use all of that people. >> i should mention this wasn't exactly filmed on some air conditioned soundstage somewhere >> no. >> these were pretty grueling conditions of the tell me about >> yeah. miserable. we were shooting in mines, in places. and it was, you know -- it was very good for the movie and very bad for us actually. weight. i mean you guys -- >> we had to do that. >> we spent 14 hours in darkness, it was very cold in the mine and we had to fake actually it was very hard in
reality what it was and at the same time we were breathing all the time this methane gas. it was, you know, tough conditions, but it adds realism to the story, that's what we were looking for and at the same time made us understand the conditions in which not these particular miners and this particular event but miners in general and workers in general, sometimes they are obliged to work. >> yeah. and it's a testament to the human spirit for sure. >> definitely. >> antonio banderas, congratulations on the movie. thank you. "the 33" opens on november 13th. coming up next, curtis stone spices up your holiday season with a new take on turkey and on "today's take" a look back at all the fun we had playing the "peanuts" and charlie over to you. >> but first, this is "today" on nbc. how do you reimagine "banking"? you start with this... then you make it... nothing like this. you make a capital one caf\. someplace more relaxed.
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"today's" food and the start of our month long series the ultimate thanksgiving. >> all month we're featuring recipes you search for most online so naturally we're starting with the centerpiece of the hole day, the turkey. chef curtis tone is here with a unique take on the traditional bird. curtis, good morning. >> good morning. >> i'm going to go and i've been in here four times, this is the best turkey i've ever had in my life. >> you've already taste it had. >> i've had four slices already. >> how did you do it? >> if you want a juicy succulent turkey the key is brining it. let me show you how we do it. i'm going to do a cajun spice turk they year which has onion powder, garlic powder and paprika, thyme, oregano, cayenne pepper and black pepper. >> sounds like a lot of ingredients. any shortcuts you can take if you wanted to. >> you can cheat and buy a cajun spice mix. i mix that up and then i'm going to use this a couple of different times so the first thing we do is take about a
third of a cup and we dump that into some hot water, into our hot water goes the spice, some sugar, a little salt -- well, not a little salt, a lot of salt. >> this is thanksgiving, go wild. >> this is just to season the bird and like beer like every good australian does so thanksgiving, if you get the right spices, the other thing i love about this cajun mix, you bring that up to a boil. the -- the beautiful thing about this particular spice mix it gives you a golden brown finish and i feel like we see that so often. once this is dissolved, you know, you want to achieve it yourself. >> we've got our tasters downstairs ready to dig in on this. >> we echo your sentiments, the best turkey ever. >> this is unbelievable. >> i want to east this. >> best, best, best. >> getting a lot of yes votes. >> as soon as your sugar and salts dissolve, i'll going to cheat. pick it up and add it to cold water. you put a little ice in that water and you end up with a beautiful cold brine.
you don't want at hot brine so excuse me, go on, matt. wasn't going to make you do that. good work. >> this way or this way. >> doesn't matter. >> you'll see once that cavity fills up, basically singh that from the inside out. >> get in there. >> and then it's time to stuff it. so that stays in the brine for about 12 hours. stick the whole thing in your refrigerator and 12 hours late they are happens and then you get yourself some onions and bell persons and celery, you know, basically whatever veggies you've got laying around get stuffed right into the cavity of the turk to, a little bit of thyme and we'll go ahead and tie that up just like this, and the reason you are tying it because you want it to cook evenly and keep the legs together so it means that the breast and the leg are going to kick >> you put it in the oven, had you often do you baste this thing? >> that goes in there. >> got your baste over here which is the rest of your spice mix and have a look at this gorgeous golden color and then
you need to cook it until an internal thermometer reads 165, 170 degrees. >> mm-hmm. >> okay, and then of course to carve you get this beautiful succulent turkey. >> curtis, i'm telling you, not kidding, best turkey i've ever had. happy thanksgiving. >> you are not kidding. >> could you put the bread stuffing in the cavity. >> stuff it with whatever you like, little bit of vegetables, bread delicious in there. >> scale of 1 to 10. >> 12. >> and the gravy is really good, do you use the drippings to make the grave? >> i do, and if you stick around i'll make that in the next hour. >> we've been drinking the gravy. >> never seen matt pig out this much on any cooking seg sglnt best turkey. today.com/food. >> coming up next, a special performance in studio 1a from
rod, always good to see you. >> i couldn't be better. >> you look good. >> thanks. >> you took a 20-year break from writing music and came back in 2013 in time. must have been something about getting back out there and doing that that kept you invigorated because you're right back tat. >> i was doing the american song book for ten of those years so i wasn't sitting on my bum and then i brought the back out and i realized how many songs i had to write so the book was the catalyst. >> i like to read reviews sometimes. other times i think it's a bunch of gibberish but let she try these on you. >> are they good in. >> pretty good. someone twleet this album is age appropriate. another review said it feels true to who he is today, an entertainer who is happy to reveal part of his heart because he knows there's an audience out there who cares. does that resonate with you? >> resonates big time. that's exactly what the album was supposed to go, you know,
suppose, most of them. >> 50-plus years in the business. if you look at business of being a recording artist what's the biggest change today versus when you started? >> well, i would like to become into the music business now, so discouraging, but the biggest change it's not the same business as it was a month ago and two years it's changed so much. >> technology. >> technology and records don't sell like they used to. i recorded all the album at home and it was a wonderful experience. instead of going into a studio, you know, spending thousands and thousands of dollars to get a bass drum sound, it's really a time-waster so that's a big difference for me. >> we've been doing these interviews and every time i see you i want that outfite and i can't pull that off. you always look great. you like clothes, don't you. >> always have. >> what are you going to sing for us this morning? >> a song called "love is." as if i know. >> you've tried. >> i've tried.
>> rod stewart. pall and so you come to me with your questions on a subject on which i'm well-versed though i'm still as dumbfounded as the first time i found her it's either a blessing or a curse although i cannot offer solutions it would be reckless of me to try cause it's mystified man ever since tame began but hold on to your hat and i'll try low is like a burning arrow it can pierce the coldest heart love it warm, love is patient and the craziest thing you'll ever start
i recall when i was a young man a day i'm never allowed to forget there was a girl that i met who i dreamed i would wed forever our lives entwined she said you gotta stop worrying about the future you know we're far too young for that i wanna spread my wings like a willow in the spring again love it life, love it yearning it does not boast, but speaks the truth love it fair and knows no boundaries and the craziest thing you'll ever did
i wish you well in all of your travels and i hope what you're searching for it will hit you like thunder when you find one another and stay in your arms forevermore love it like a four-leaf clover it does not boast but speaks the truth love it blind, love is ender and the craziest thing you'll ever do so crazy love it crazy
>> rod, thank you very much. >> still got it. oh, my gosh. his voice is still strong. >> absolutely. we're in november now. >> yes. >> time for our annual no-shave "today" campaign. once again we're joining guys all across the country by setting aside our razors to raise awareness for men's health and willie is here to help us kick it off. guys, how you doing? >> matt, looking pretty good. >> and al just from the weekend. a number of groups will be promoting facial hair for good causes. this morning we introduce you to one of the firsts started by a family that wanted to pay tribute to its beloved father and husband. as you see beards sprout across america during the month of november, you might wonder where from. >> if you go to our family page.
>> one place is in the suburban chicago home of the hill family. when matt hill lost his battle with colon cancer in 2007, his eight children decided they just had to do something in his honor. how do we get from i want to pay tribute to dad to the shaving thing? >> a lot of cancer patients undergo chemo and they lose hair so we grow our hair for those that are losing it and then the money that you would have spent on hair removal is then donated to the cause. >> six years ago in 2009 eldest sister rebecca started the no-shave november movement with a friend raising $2,000 in the fight against cancer. can you all believe the way this has grown from what $2,000 the first year to well over a million last year in. >> i can't believe it. definitely crazy. >> it's a team effort involving the entire family. we spoke with matt's widow sharon and her children kristine, thomas, aaron and his wife caitlin. the rest of the siblings are
but communicate and coordination using video chat. >> 13 out of 15 committed. >> at 16 thomas is the youngest hill. he's barely even shaving yet, but he's fully involved. what do you do every day to keep this movement? >> i come home from school and check online for all the bracelet orders and i pack all those up and have to go to the post office and ship them out and later i'll go online and check for support e-mails because i'll also respond to those, help people out and make sure the donations are coming in, no one is having issues and helped my brother design the wednesday sglit it raises money for cancer research by selling t-shirts and bracelets and it also provides fund-raising pages where participants gather pledges throughout the month. as the group has grown over the years, no shave has attracted pardoners in like rogue ales and spirits in oregon. rogue even makes a beer brewed with yeast found in its brewmaster's beard and donates
the sales to no-shave november than it sounds. for will hills it's all a tribute to one man. what kind of man was your dad. >> an amazing guy, kind of mole rod el that people hope to have. >> every second i was with him, wanted to help, be with his kids and even when i was sick. he was like how are things at home so are you helping out? >> he was an amazing guy. >> what would matt think? >> i'm sure he would be extremely proud, extremely because that's exactly what he did day in and day out. he was just giving, giving, and i think he would be extremely proud. >> as they ready for what is now their busiest and mushiest month i asked how we're doing. on the "today" show we're been inspired by no-shave november. some of us pull it off better than others. i would say i'm on the low end of that spectrum. if i can get a little feedback and you let me know if i'm helping orouting your cause with your beard. >> i think that looks pretty good.
>> better than mine. >> definitely better than mine. >> boy, yours must be terrible. >> next year. >> i think it definitely exemplifies what no shave is, a little patchy. however, we do give points for >> okay. >> "a" for effort, is that what you're saying? >> a-plus for effort. >> a little patch set best thing i've ever heard about one of my beards, by the way. >> patchy geist. >> that is a great family, and this really is, full-time jobs of their own and coming home at night and working on this for their dad. >> no-chafe november, as i call it, how to look 70 years old for
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